Radio Waves

Roger Waters single released: May 11, 1987

7": EMI EM 6
12" single: EMI 12 EM 6

Radio Waves
Going To Live in L.A.

The 12" singles and CD-version had an additional extended version of 'Radio Waves'. The song is from 'Radio K.A.O.S.' sessions, but was only included on the singles.



Roger Waters 1987

Lyrics/Music: Waters

Album releases:
Radio Waves (single, 1987)

Molly stood still in the rain and wept
While Billy kicked stones down the courthouse step
The police linked arms in a line to hold back the crowd
"How much longer, Mum" said Ben
"Why's that policeman kicking that man
Can we have a bit of jam on our bread today"
Then the whistle blew and the gates swung back
"Wave" said Molly, Ben waved his cap
The two eyes looking through a little slot
Like someone dying in a letter box

Crowd: Traitor, animal

And Molly said
"Say goodbye to the valley
Say goodbye to the rain"
Through the miracle of telecommunications
In the private sector
We got a message today
Your Great Uncle David, your great Uncle David
The one who went to the U.S.A.
The one with swimming pools and palm trees
The big dog, the big dog
Has asked you to stay, to stay
And you're going, going, going, going
To live in LA
Going, going, going
Oh, Hollywood hills
Oh, midnight thrills
Living inside a scope

Oh, oh, Billy, don't drink the water
Stay away from the cocaine slaughter
Oh, Billy, don't get cold, you're asking for it
And I'm going into him
Billy, Billy, yeah
Oh, oh, Billy, be cool, don't drink the water
Oh, oh, Billy, stay away from the bosses daughter
And there's a hundred miles of sushi halls
Past those convertible cars
And I'm gonna Harlem drag
Who one day locks himself in safe at night just to stay alive
Nothing's going on